Getting Credentials

Getting Credentials to Use the Personal Cloud Storage APIs

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Before you begin, you can use “Try It!” buttons on the API Console or individual API pages to test the functionality of the Verizon Personal Cloud Storage APIs. If you want to start sending actual API requests however, you must register as a ThingSpace developer and log on to ThingSpace Developer Portal.

ThingSpace platform credentials that are required to use Personal Cloud Storage APIs include:

  • ThingSpace ID and password which you will use to log on to ThingSpace, which can be one of the following:

    • Verizon mobile phone number and a confirmation code received via a text message
    • Verizon mobile phone number and password
    • Test Account
  • Your app’s Key and Secret to authenticate your app with Verizon Cloud Authentication Service

  • Authorization code and access tokens which your app will use to access Verizon Cloud user’s data, once the user has authorized your app’s access

You can follow these steps to obtain the credentials that you will need:

  1. Register as a ThingSpace developer.
  2. Register your app.
  3. Obtain Authorization Code and Access tokens.

1. Register as a ThingSpace Developer

To obtain ThingSpace ID and password, you must register as a ThingSpace developer.

  1. Go to ThingSpace Developer Portal and click on Sign Up /Sign In located at the upper right hand corner.
  2. Log on to ThingSpace. To confirm that you have successfully logged on, verify that your logon credentials are displayed in the upper right hand corner of the page.

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2. Register Your App

To obtain a Key and Secret combination for your app, you must register your app.

  1. Once logged on, click on your name on the upper right hand corner of the page and select Edit Account.

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  2. You will see your account information. From the menu on the left, select Key Management.

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  3. Click on Add Key Set.

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  4. You will be presented with the app registration page. Your new app will receive automatically generated unique App Name, Key, Secret and Token. It is your responsibility to keep this information confidential and secure at all times.

    Note: Token generated by Key Management is not applicable to Personal Cloud Storage APIs.

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  5. Select Edit on the upper right hand corner of the screen. You can now update App Name and Callback URL.

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    • Callback URL will specify the HTTP callback address. This is where the authorization code which allows access to users’ content is going to be sent. You must use a Callback URL with Verizon Personal Cloud Storage APIs. Make sure that you take note of the exact spelling of the Callback URL as it is case sensitive. Your app must specify it exactly as you have entered it on this form.

    • App Name will identify your app to your users. Your app name will be displayed on a consent screen that is presented to users. Users must provide their consent before your app will be permitted to access the user’s content in Verizon Cloud. Your app name will also appear in the user’s Verizon Cloud mobile client in a list of apps that are linked to their Verizon Cloud account.

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  6. Select Save to save your changes.

NOTE: If you are working with multiple apps, you must register each app separately. Follow the steps above to obtain a unique Key Set for each app. Do not forget to add a Callback URL for each app.

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